The Berkshires calendar for March 23

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COMMUNITY

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Knesset Israel Synagogue: Festive, entertaining chanting from the scroll of the Book of Esther to celebrate Purim. 6:30 p.m. Involving members of Knesset Israel and Temple Anshe Anunim. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

North Adams Public Schools: Pre-kindergarten registration and screening. By scheduled appointments, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (also to be held Thursday). Children must be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2016. To schedule an appointment: 413-664-4159. Child must attend registration and screening. Copies of the child's immunizations, updated physical and birth certificate, and proof of residency required. Johnson School Building, second floor, 21 Williams St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

DANCE

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Stockbridge Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Home Instead Senior Care: Let's TALK: Monthly Discussion Club. 10 a.m. Local attorneys Virginia Smith and Pamela Green, and home care experts will discuss topics important to you, and give legal and care advice. Free. To RSVP or information: 413-442-0907 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

NoCo Pastaria: NoCo Community Night to benefit Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. 10 percent of bill to be donated; newsletter from nbCC Facebook page or email required. Reservations: 413-749-2900. 896 State Road, North Adams.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County: Six-part series, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers." Open to full-time or part-time caregivers to a child or adult with physical or developmental disabilities or senior relatives. 5:30 p.m. Information or to register: 413-664-9345, ext. 23, or csmith-corbett@ucpberkshire.org. 208 West St., Pittsfield.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

LECTURE

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: journalist Seth Rogovoy, Hardman journalist-in-residence, "Keeping the Beat: A Life in Journalism." 11 a.m. Free. Murdoch Hall's Sammer Dennis Room (218), on the MCLA campus, Church Street, North Adams.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Kimball Farms: Berkshire Children and Families' Kids 4 Harmony. Reception beginning at 3:30 p.m.; concert at 4:30 p.m. Free. Please To RSVP: 413-448-8281, ext. 37, or email info@berkshirechildren.org. 235 Walker St., Lenox.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12.


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